The Look: Caroline In Lancôme


Miss Caroline Brasch Nielsen (Marilyn) demonstrating how to wear a red lip in the middle of winter:

Porcelain smooth complexion, courtesy of Dolce & Gabbana Perfect Finish Creamy Foundation (and Mother Nature).

Bobbi Brown Nude Pink blush.

Muted taupe eye shadow (Malt by MAC).

BROWN mascara, two coats, top and bottom (CoverGirl LashPerfection). Skip the liner.

Candy apple red, ultra-moist lipstick—straight from the tube, two coats, one blot in between. Lancôme L’Absolu Rouge in L’Absolu Rouge.

Rag & Bone hat.

Photos and makeup by ITG.

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  • Mioara Roncea

    I love to wear RED lipstick. And not only in winter.
    I am addicted to 132 shade from Lancome.

  • Valiceberg

    loveeeee this look!!!!!gorgeous!


  • Mundo de Alicia

    LOVE the Makeup!!

    Mundo de Alicia ❤

  • marisa

    Great Post! Love how this really shows that a bold lip can make the eyes pop out so much with light eye make-up. I feel like everyone does red lips with heavy winged lids nowadays, or a variation of it, and it mutes the face I think.

    Question: what lipstick is used on the Sonia Rykiel 2011 post? I've been obsessing about it FOREVER

  • Serdane-elie

    Very irresistible ! Her face is shining !

  • Silvia

    Great look, love the red lippy <3<3

  • anonimous

    I love her makeup but I absolutely love her hair colour. I want this colour in my hair so bad...

  • > sara gomes

    at the moment im addicted to MAC Chili lipstik.
    its a red/orange one that looks great in fair skin. i wear red lipstick all year round, its perfect either with casual or more formal outfits.
    i love Caroline's hair, looks really healthy and shiny.

  • Kitchen afternoon

    Perfect hair and skin! Emily, is there a way to plung into RED if one still is using Clinique Black Honey for lips?

  • Joy Of Stranger Sensibilities

    im still wondering if its appropriate to wear such a "summer color" in the dead of winter. i'm on the fence.

  • Renee | Beauty Fool

    O.M.G. That blush is GORGEOUS! Just stunning. :) I've really been into blush recently, will def check it out. This look is stunning!

    x Renee

  • Debbie

    Do you have any idea what she does to get her hair that shiny and great looking?

  • Lena

    Great look! Did you use the "Black Brown" Covergirl mascara or the "Brown"?

  • Guest

    Wow! Perfection. Would also like to see a similar look on a woman of color.

  • erin

    love a great red on the lips day or night.

  • NeenaJ

    Lovely look but, I agree that her hair steals the show. Tell us more, PLEEEZE!

  • Kathryn

    That red lipstick is absolutely phenomenal.

    XX Kathryn

  • Mrs. Singh

    I Love this look. Amazing

  • RenaPhuah

    Nars Red Square and Jungle Red are the reds that suit me! Emily, thanks for this post, any update on your makeup kits? X Rena

  • Erin Mann

    She looks so fab! I have been meaning to try out red lipstick but have been worried it looks too costumey on me.

  • David

    The make-up is beyond beautiful! :D


  • Elle

    MAC lipsticks are unbeatable! My favourites are New York Apple and Rebel. The texture is so smooth, they never feel gritty on your lips. I'm going to try the two-coats-one-blot technique now!

  • dana antoria tenant

    what's a not so gauche "red" for caramel hued black ladies...I don't want to look like a dance hall queen. I want to try something different from my go to nudes and beigey flesh tone pinks....I like some of the shades Rhianna and Beyonce wear sometimes....

    • Beatriz

      A few ideas...

    • Renaphuah

      I think orangey reds would look awesome :) x

  • Maria

    Everything's too matte, I think.

    • Beatriz

      that's what makes it so modern and relevant, I think: the contrast with the opaque and the rather glossy red lips.

  • AIS

    please tell, how does she get that hair?

    • Renaphuah

      I use Bumble's Surf Spray on the roots, and Bumble's Shine lighty all over. My hair is thick and can frizz (black Asian hair) but those two combo help when I cant be bothered to use a straightener x

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  • Meera Innes

    And that's how it's done. Stunning look, what a perfect, glossy red - very flattering for thinner-lipped lovelies too. I agree with one of the other readers who say it's nice to see an alternative to a classic lined eye/red lip pairing. Gorgeous, thanks Emily.

  • lilla

    red lipstick is the ultimate sign of a real woman. thanks for sharing this tips with us!

  • Efia

    Love the Nude eyes with the bold RED lips.

  • Shimika

    Such a great look! Love a pop of red when everything else is neutral.

  • Shiva Rose

    I always wear red lips thank you for this post.

  • pixelhazard

    Love a red pout

    Bright Green Laces

  • Jessica
  • Hillary

    What about the eyeliner?!